Are you looking for temporary storage, the Self Storage FAQ’s article will hopefully provide some useful information.
What is self storage?
Self storage is used to describe ‘self-service storage’. At The Storage Hub we have secure unit spaces of 25ft2, 50ft2 75ft2 , 100ft2 , 150ft2 , 200ft2 , 300ft2 These are available for domestic and commercial use that you can rent on a short or long-term basis to securely store your possessions in.
How does self storage with The Storage Hub work?
We always aim to make the storage process as quick, simple and flexible as possible for both personal and business customers.
The key stages to storing with us are:
- Step 1 – Find out what size unit you need – you can get a feel for what size unit you will need by working out what size vehicle will be used
- Step 2 – Visit The Storage Hub and review the facilities and confirm that the storage unit will be suitable
- Step 3 – Book the storage unit whilst you are onsite or book online
- Step 4 – On moving in day, arrive at the store with your ID. Complete your check-in paperwork (or fill it in it online in advance) and sign your Storage Licence Agreement, then move in your items.
- Step 5 – Use The Storage Hub secure storage for as long as you need on a monthly rolling basis.
- Step 6 – When you’re ready to move out, simply give us the agreed amount of notice, before leaving your unit clean and empty.
How do I pay for self storage
The Storage Hub accept most major credit and debit cards apart from American Express or Diners Club. Unfortunately, we can’t accept cash payments for any of our services.
Please take a look at our Costs & Payments section below for more information.
What are the Storage Hub Opening Hours
When you are renting a storage unit you will have an electronic key fob allowing you to access your rental unit
- Monday: 7am – 7pm
- Tuesday: 7am – 7pm
- Wednesday: 7am – 7pm
- Thursday: 7am – 7pm
- Friday: 7am – 7pm
- Saturday: 7am – 7pm
- Sunday: 7am – 7pm
If you are looking at renting a self storage unit then to book a viewing appointment
- Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Are the self storage units temperature controlled?
All the storage units at the Storage Hub are indoor and are clean, dry, ventilated and condensation free. This is a massive advantage over outside “container” storage units, where without care items can become damp and get affected by mildew
As a vatable business can I claim the VAT back?
If you are a VAT registered company, you can claim VAT back. Please contact HMRC for further information.
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Self Storage FAQ’s – Unit Size
What unit size will I need?
This is dependent on the amount and type of items you’d like to store. We offer storage units from 25ft2 to 300ft2. Check out out storage unit size page for some indicative sizing information or contact and visit the Storage hub where our fully trained team members will be able to help you choose the right unit size for you. Importantly not all the units at The Storage Hub are exactly the same height / format. The price of each unit depends on its square footage.
What height are the storage units?
The average height is 8ft, although we have units that are higher. Importantly not all the units at The Storage Hub are exactly the same height / format so please contact The Storage Hub for more information.
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Other self storage questions
How often can I access my self storage unit – not a politicians answer but this depends on the self storage facility. At the storage Hub Huntingdon you can access your unit 365 days a year within the allotted times. Some other self storage sites may be shut at weekends or after 5.00pm
What are the different types of self storage
As there are so many different requirements for self storage there are a a variety of different storage options available to accommodate these needs.
The most common are Internal Self Storage Units . These are individual storage units with four steel walls, a steel access door and a ceiling, housed within purpose built industrial / commercial unit or essentially a big warehouse. So the beauty of these units is that they are internal, protected from the elements, well ventilated and don’t tend to have damp issues. Additionally because they are units within a building there is an further level of security provided.
External Self storage units – think of these as a single or double garage. They provide you with the opportunity to store a car or equivalent volume of contents within the unit. The advantage of these units is that as long as you can get on site you can access whenever you want. The biggest disadvantage is that as they are external they are more prone to the elements ( just like having a detached garage )
Containers – These can vary significantly in quality and location. When you see a HGV transporting a container this is what you hiring. Some container self storage sites are very professional with containers in great condition located on tarmac or concrete surface. Others have lower quality, leaky units located in a field with limited external security.
Self Storage FAQ’s
When evaluating internal self-storage facilities, individuals often prioritise key considerations to ensure the chosen facility aligns with their specific needs.
One fundamental question revolves around the location of the facility. Potential customers frequently inquire about the proximity of the storage unit to their residence or place of business, as convenience and accessibility play pivotal roles in the decision-making process. Understanding the distance and ease of access helps individuals assess the practicality of the storage solution for their day-to-day requirements.
Security is another paramount concern that prospective renters often explore when selecting an internal self-storage facility. Clients commonly seek information about the security measures in place, such as surveillance systems, access controls, and on-site personnel. Ensuring the safety and protection of stored belongings is a top priority, prompting individuals to inquire about the facility’s security protocols and measures to prevent unauthorised access.
The size and configuration of storage units available within a facility constitute another significant aspect of the decision-making process. Individuals frequently ask about the range of unit sizes offered, seeking options that cater to their specific storage needs. Understanding the available sizes and configurations allows potential renters to make informed decisions based on the volume and type of items they intend to store.
Cost-related inquiries are prevalent as individuals assess the financial implications of renting a storage unit. Questions about rental fees, payment plans, and any additional charges are commonplace. Clear and transparent communication regarding the cost structure enables potential renters to budget effectively and avoid any surprises in the future.
Flexibility and terms of rental agreements are also frequently discussed during the selection process. Individuals often inquire about the flexibility of rental contracts, including lease durations, termination policies, and any potential penalties for early termination. Understanding the terms of the agreement helps clients choose a storage facility that aligns with their anticipated duration of use and provides the flexibility they may require.
In summary, the top five questions asked when selecting an internal self-storage facility typically revolve around location, security, unit sizes, cost considerations, and the flexibility of rental agreements. These inquiries reflect the primary concerns individuals have when entrusting their belongings to a storage facility.